Freedom Village opened in the early 1960s as Green Meadows Mobile Home Park and has grown over the years into a 109-site, resident-owned manufactured home community.
But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We began the move toward controlling our own destiny in 2015. That’s when, with the help of New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and ROC USA, LLC, we formed the Freedom Village Cooperative that would, on Dec. 30, 2015, purchase and take control of our community.
Now, the ROC is not only a successful business, but also a thriving neighborhood. The process of the cooperative buying the land beneath our homes brought this community closer together. Not only do we know far more of our neighbors than ever before, but we look out for one another, too.
The process of the resident-owned community buying the land beneath our neighborhood brought this community closer together. Not only do we know far more of our neighbors than ever before, but we look out for one another, too. And with no outside landlord to report to, we’re the envy of other nearby manufactured home communities.
Our Member households elect our Board of Directors, which works with a property management firm and also appoints various volunteer committees to help with special projects, celebrations, community improvements and more. The Board submits a budget every year, and the entire Membership votes on it and any changes to the rent before the budget becomes official. We’re running the business that is our community on our terms, by our rules, for the betterment of ourselves and our neighbors.
Freedom Village couldn’t be better situated, being close to so many important amenities. We live in a very sought-after area in part because of how close we are to downtown Concord, as well as our proximity to Routes 93, 89, 4, 202, and 3A, making commutes to Manchester and surrounding towns a breeze. It is only a 3-minute drive to the heart of Concord that has so much to offer. We are just down the road from museums, historical theaters, outlet shopping malls, and even professional sporting events! Freedom Village is also only an hour away from the white mountains which are perfect for sight-seeing, hiking, and canoeing.
We work hard to improve our community and we celebrate with social gatherings as often as we can. Our social committee holds events throughout the year that always involve great food, entertainment, and even prizes at bingo night.
Ask anyone who lives in Freedom Village, and we’re sure they’ll tell you it’s a remarkable place to live.